Union recognized as a top producer of Fulbright students

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Union has again been recognized among the U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Students.

This marks the third time in four years the College has received this distinction from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Union produced six Fulbright Student award winners, ranking it among the best of similar institutions:

Gianluca Avanzato '18 – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Germany)

Hannah Rayhill ’18 – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Greece)

Abigail Salamone ’18 – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Taiwan)

Jenna Salisbury ’18 – Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (Taiwan)

Elizabeth Donlon ’18 – Fulbright Research (Germany)

Alexandra Novak ’17 – Fulbright Research (Paraguay)

Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

The Fulbright competition is administered at Union through the office of National Fellowships and Scholarships. For more information, contact its director, Lynn Evans at evansl@union.edu.

Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 390,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

More than 1,900 U.S. students, artists and young professionals in over 100 different fields of study are offered Fulbright Program grants to study, teach English and conduct research annually. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program operates in some 140 countries throughout the world.

The Fulbright Program also awards grants to U.S. scholars, teachers and faculty to conduct research and teach overseas. In addition, roughly 4,000 new foreign Fulbright students and scholars come to the U.S. annually to study for graduate degrees, conduct research and teach foreign languages.

“We thank the colleges and universities across the United States that we are recognizing as Fulbright top producing institutions for their role in increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries,” said Marie Royce, assistant secretary of state for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

“We are proud of all the Fulbright students and scholars from these institutions who represent America abroad, increasing and sharing their skills and knowledge on a global stage.”